Children’s Educational Kits Recalled by Carolina Biology Supply Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

March 25, 2010
Alert #10-726
 

Children’s Educational Kits Recalled by Carolina Biology Supply Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Carolina Function Generator Kits

Units: About 2,300

Importer: Carolina Biological Supply Co., of Burlington, N.C.

Hazard: The yellow lids in the kits contain excessive levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description and Models: This recall involves the Carolina Function Generator Kits that are mathematical function teaching aids. The kit consists of a yellow plastic lid, leg stands, base and whiteboard cards. The yellow lids have two slots labeled “IN’ and “OUT” and are embossed with the name “Carolina” and “Lid” in raised letters.

Sold through: Carolina’s catalogs and online at www.carolina.com nationwide and directly to schools from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $34. They were also sold with “Math Out of the Box Kits” for between $780 and $2,930.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled kits away from children and contact Carolina Biology Supply to obtain a free replacement kit. The firm is directly contacting purchasers of the educational kits.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Carolina toll-free at (877) 316-1848 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.carolina.com or by email at function.generator@carolina.com

Picture of Recalled Function Generator Kit